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comes on the eve of president mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united n
mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. it's
, president obama is getting set to address the united nations' general assembly. you are looking live at the podium. just a short time ago, we saw brazil's president delma russo -- delma russo. coming up at 7:45. we'll have analysis about the president's address. this the u.n. official introducing the president. there is quite a lot of attention focused on this speech and this event happening at the united nations because of the situation with the middle east and the request by palestinian leaders for state hood. we can listen in right now to the president and hear what he has to say. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations. the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a saggering scale. with this killing -- it was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to focus on not just ending one war but avert
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
controversial leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the s
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
and his administration speaking to reporters in new york after addressing the united nations general assembly, spoke foekusing on the thorny issue of the palestinian request for statehood. >> president obama didn't say they'd veto an attempt for palestinian statehood but it was implied. >> peace will not come at statements and resolution. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished now. >> the u.s. wants to push leaders back to the negotiating table. >> we believe any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that israel faces every day. >> the president met with the prime minister and wants leaders to denounce hamas leadership in the gaza strip. the two territories along with east jerusalem will makeup a new palestinian state. >> they want to achieve a state with international community but not prepared yet to give peace to israel. >> later today the president will meet with mahmoud abbas. and. >> this is morally and legally correct what we're trying to do. >> french president says negotiations should begin within the month and a formal agreement reach
president mahmoud abbas waved his application for statehood before the united nations general assembly. >> will the world allow israel to occupy us forever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law? >> reporter: some members of the assembly gave him a standing ovation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israeli settlements are not the issue. >> the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately the refusal of the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton asked both parties to use this as an opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> reporter: both abbas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace. even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas filled the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered in ramallah to watch the abbas speech. but when the israeli prime min
night for the annual gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor o
that they will soon be released. >>> president obama is in new york for the opening of the united nations general assembly session. the president will join more than 100 world leaders. they will hold talks with a number of those leaders. the president hopes to point out progress made in libya, but that could be overshadowed by a showdown over palestinian statehood. debt for 17 years gay and lesbian americans have been prohibited from serving openly in the military. if that changed overnight as the department of defense officially brought an end to "don't ask, don't tell". rebecca cooper live in a satellite center with more on the new regulations. good morning. >> good morning. the military has spent months and many millions of dollars in training trips and top commanders . at the stroke of midnight this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" was officially over. for the past 18 years, a gay members of the military could only serve as long as they did not openly admit their orientation. prior to that, anyone found to be gay was discharged . president obama signed legislation doing away with "don't ask,
in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. and a lot of people thought that might be a nice gesture for him to do before he comes here to the united states. but still up in the air right now. >> apparently that's right before he -- he did the same thing last year when he released sarah shourd. we'll see what happens. >>> 6:07. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. kristy is here to tell us might need a coat today maybe a jacket or sweater. >> exactly. it's going to be a cool one today and going to see other cal days the next couple of days really dropping those temperatures down below average for this time of the year and, of course, this morning dealing with a little bit of cloud cover. at the coastline cloud cover. driving right now seeing patchy fog and drizzle. that marine layer pushing onshore and seeing those clouds fill in at the bay. this afternoon those temperatures not warming up a lot in some places like at the coast sitting in the 50s right now, going to warm up to the high 50s by this afternoon. elsewhere 57 oakland and vallejo, 60 fairf
. this week for the united national general assembly. >>> and for the second time in 24 hours, there's been a deadly crash at an air show, the latest one happened in west virginia, where a world war ii-era plane fell from the sky exploding into flames. the pilot was killed. meanwhile, the death toll from friday's crash in nevada, rose to nine. >>> former president bill clinton is preparing to convene the annual meeting of his clinton global initiative. this year's session has an eye on the home front, focusing on the unemployment crisis. it will be together world leaders and ceo to confront the huge challenges this country faces right now. president obama, addresses the group later in the week. and former president bill clinton joins me now from new york. thank you very much for being with us in. >> thank you. >> now, sir, your mantra right now is jobs, jobs, jobs. what do you think can happen to radically shift the unemployment picture and also pass muster in the washington in these very partisan times? >> well, i don't know if i'm the best person to answer that second part of that questio
to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> repo
speakers making a stand on the world stage this week at the 66th united nations general assembly taking place in new york. everything from the teetering global markets, the future of libya, famine in so somalia. all those things are on the table. after a year of seismic, big decisions, it's the power plays happening behind closed doors that are making a difference. president obama is meeting privately with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to talk about the road to peace. the potential for a palestinian state. the president's also going to meet with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas, separately, that's happening later today. abbas expected to demand statehood this friday in front of the general assembly. that would be a huge change to the face of the region. something neither united states or israel wants to see happen without having a hand in the negotiations. the president made his own address to the general assembly about that this morning. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i say sure you, so am i. but the question isn't the goal that we seek, th
to the ambassador upon his election to the presidency of this session of the general assembly of the united nations. i also would like to express my thanks for this excellency ban ki moon for his re-election as secretary-general. i stand today before you, excellencies, feeling sadness for the loss of more than 30,000 martryrs. they sacrificed their lives in my country. their sacred blood was shed to y for a new histor for th the new libya. by the same token, i bow to the mothers, who today know that their sons sacrifice was just and rightful. had events been repeated, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters would have done the very same to write the same history. from this rostrum, let is a moot, all those martyrs whose blood was shed, all mothers and fathers and john kasich. i salute the wounded in hospitals inside and outside libya. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, two years ago. in this very hall, in this very spot, moammar gaddafi stood before you tearing the charter of the united nations. in a pathetic, theatrical move, one that flouts international values as if those rules that govern the wo
shoulder at the united nations. diplomats from the u.s. and other western nations walk out of the general assembly during an off the wall address. he questioned the holocaust again and accusing the u.s. of using the mysterious 9/11 attacks to launch attacks. bob ward is accused of fatally shooting his wife. his attorneys argue the woman was suicidal and ward was trying to stop her from killing herself. a former biology pro feelsor in huntsville pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. she was allegedly angry over the school's refusal to grant her tenure. world markets down sharply and investors feeling a lot of pain in the united states. the dow is down quite a bit. it's down 421 points at the moment. robert gray is joining us from fox business network. robert, second day of a pretty bad slump. >> reporter: it started with the fed yesterday. they spooked investors with that statement after their policy meeting ended when they put out a statement that they saw significant risks to the down side for the economy. we have been talking about this for several months and years in some cases ab
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
performance the the united nations general assembly last week when their president, mahmoud ama ahmadinejad, most of the members of the general assembly walked out on him and there was a report monday, the united states, the obama administration, has sold bunker bombs to israel, so that is one of the reasons we may be seeing this sort of renewed threat that rand pronouncements about their navy. jon: quickly, how close are they expected to get? >> reporter: they would be in international waters. again, it's not clear that they could refuel and actually make it to the atlantic ocean. but they are -- they could make it -- let's say they refueled witthe help of venezuela, that is one possibility. but it's a remote one at best. jon: jennifer griffin at the pentagon for us, thanks. jenna: right now the florida straw poll surprise winner herman cain getting a look if vote -- from voters, the centerpiece of the republicans' campaign is his so-called 999 plan, on taxes. >> and pass the 9 percent business flat tax, 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax jenna: can this work
for the tourists to get close to the hollywood sign. martha: looming over this week's united nations general assembly. papalestinians wants the u.n. to recognize them as the state of palestine for all of the proceedings in the united nations. this has is trail outraged and put our president in a difficult position. the u.s. is expected to veto that if it does indeed make it to the security council. hillary clinton is work on the situation at the u.n. and trying to convince the palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. here is more from secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we continue to believe that our pressing the point that the only way to a solution which is what we support and want to see happen is through negotiations. no matter what does or doesn't happen this week, it will not produce the kind of outcome that everyone is hoping for. martha: dan gillerman is a former ambassador to the u.n. we laid out what's happening. what is your reaction to this? >> i think the secretary is right. the only way to have the palestinian state -- i say the for six years, i had the privilege of
. >> and president obama told the united nations general assembly he's frustrated with the lack of progress in peace talks. the president says more needs to be dub to establish a palestinian state and caution that had peace can only come as two sides sit down together and hammer out differences. >> each side has aspirations. that is part of what makes peace so hard. and the deadlock will be only broken when each side learns to stand in the others shoe autos president obama met with leaders today first israeli prime minister netanyahu affirmed u.s. commitment to security and later with mahmoud abbas. >> 60 year was out moving one sent meter forward doesn't suggest we should change the method and scheduling here? let's have a month to resume discussions. and six months to find an agreement on borders and security. one year to reach a definite agreement. >> he is expected to submit a formal letter this friday. the u.s. pledged to veto such a bid in large part over resistance to israel's right to exempt -- exist. >> people who love off road vehicles are fighting to get one of their favorite areas reopen
not belong in the united nations general assembly. he is a terrorist. >> reporter: he didn't discuss the two american hikers held in iran two years or their nuclear program. a spokesman for u.s. ambassadors susan right said mahmoud ahmadinejad turned to abhorrent anti-semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories. eric shawn, fox news. >>> it's 7:37 now on a friday morning. we are still three days away, but the excitement is building about monday's redskins' game against the dreaded cowboys. dave ross joins us for a preview. >>> flash flood watch in effect later this morning. that's the view now. you can see the traffic on wisconsin avenue in northwest d.c. tony has a look at the forecast coming up yet again, and julie will help us get through the fog as well. it's now 7:38. mm >>> 7:41 now. it's dallas week. >> never too early. >> always a bigger game when you're playing dallas, especially in dallas. we've had trouble there in the past. you have a national audience watching. you'll hear great things about the redskins. a lot of people
to the united nations general assembly later today. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. joining is shane bauer's brother-in-law, nate lindstrom. he joins us here this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife nicole via skype a bit ago. what is she saying about the reunion? >> she was still pretty much speechless. she was very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody is really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion. what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal the last two years to see it unfold on television and to see those images? >> when i finally saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> boy, i don't know. it's something we have all l
at the united nation's general assembly. and then deficit reduction from the american journal foundation and then "washington journal" live with your phone calls. when the joint deficit reduction committee meets today, they will be considering change os to the tax code and measures to raise federal revenue. we'll have coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern on crmp span 3 and c-span.org. >> in my opinion, i think that the downs of academic freedom have just been pushed too far. >> in the faculty lounges, naomi schaefer rooly suggests that the current mentality needs to go . >> there are professors of cooking, nutritional study who have teen your now. -- tenure now. when pressed, they will say oh, well, we need someone to have tenure and security studies so they can talk about immigration even though it is controversial. and someone in nutritional studies needs to be able to say something controversial about obesity. >> that's why you won't get the college education you paid for sunday night on q & a. >> the joint cheeves staff have agreed to remove the question regarding one's sexual or
to coincide with his address to the united nations general assembly later today. chris? >> charlie dagata. >>> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife, nicole, just a short time ago. what did she say about the reunion? how are they doing? >> she was still pretty much speechless. very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody's really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion, but what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal for the last two years to see it unfold in those images? >> when i saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge, huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> well, i don't know, it's something we've all looked forward to and we're all ready to move on with our lives and i'm sure shane, sarah and josh are ready to
to winning back the jewish vote? next week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will
in central park rather than speaking at the united nations general assembly. he is a murderer, his actions, his acts of terrorismism tend from lebanon, iraq, afghanistan to buenos be air race. >> reporter: during his speech there are traditionally walkouts by a variety of the delegations, usuallyily by the united states. the canadians, though, won't have that opportunity. they reportedly are not even sending their ambassador to sit inside the hall to listen to ahmadinejad in the first place. back to you, jon. jon: yeah. could be a colossal waste of time for a lot of those diplomats. eric shawn, thanks. jenna: well, waste of time especially when there's so much to do. there's a lot going on today. jon: there is. jenna: americans all over the country will be taking part in tonight's fox news/google debate. it's for very first time ever. republican presidential candidates will answer questions submitted by you and questions that have been voted on by the public. you can take part in this interactive debate, shannon bream is live in orlando with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. it all sta
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
spoke before the united nations general assembly. >> mr. president, allow me at the outset to congratulate you and our brothers, the people of the tarmac on the occasion of the 66th session of the general assembly. our presentation will be of assistance to you in performing your duties. we are confident that your experience and vision will be an important factor in the success of the general assembly. our thanks also goes to your predecessors, for his presidency of the general assembly and his outgoing session. i would also like to congratulate on his reelection for a second term as secretary-general and wish him all success in his work. mr. president, it is an honor to stand in front of you one more time to brief you on, as it works, build a modern state that lives in peace with its people and neighbors. iraq is building a homeland where everyone is at peace and stability, regardless of sectarian, ethnic, a system where the rule of law prevails. and lives are respected and the system that is based on democracy and peaceful transition of power. this is the basis on the past
. >> on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome the united states, to the united nations. his excellency barack obama, president of the united states of america. martha: bring back ambassador bolton. we'll have couple quick thoughts. ambassador bolton, what do you think we'll hear this morning? >> i think this will be a long list of the president's accomplishments at least in his mind from last year. very interesting to hear what he will say about the state of palestinian -- palestine. martha: thank you, john bolton. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, this is a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations, the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilizations but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a staggering scale. with this killing that compelled the founders of this body to build an institution that was focused not just on ending one war b
three deny being spies. >>> president obama says now is not the time. united nations should not grant statehood to palestinian. during today's general assembly, mr. obama and leaders of some european nations warned against granting palestinian's request for u.n. recognition. the president says an independent palestinian needs to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. ultimately, the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. >> while world leaders met in new york, minor crashes erupted between israelis and republicans in the west bank. the white house said it will veto a u.n. security council vote to create a palestinian state. the palestinians say they will press ahead anyway. >>> did you know that sangria was illegal in california? well, at least it was for bars but not anymore. the popular drinks that are suddenly legal in california. here's more. >> reporter: this is made with fruit infused for three months. you can get this now a
assembly, i will hand the request to the united nations secretary-general so he would take this request to the president of the security council. our choice is the security council. as for the other options, we have not taken any decision yet. any other option we haven't taken any decision. we will come back and reconsider them. >> reporter: abbas saying, though, people should not have any preconceived notions. he's not coming back for full independence for the palestinian people. as he mentioned, there are still options o s on the table. >> how does u.n. membership work, richard? what needs to happen? >> reporter: the palestinian leader, as he indicated, is going to deliver a letter of application to the u.n. secretary-general who will quickly get rid of this hot potato and send it to the secure council. it is the security council which must first approve anyone for membership before are the general assembly considers it. the u.s., though, a permanent member of the security council says it plans to veto a palestinian statehood bid, stating that it is not the time that the negotiations
at the general assembly where they will not be successful is the security council. not because the united states has already announced it will use one of the veto votes in order to prevent a palestinian stayed hood. that presents a possible showdown on the ground here in israel. the clashes of the begin back in 2000 resulted in thousands of people dead, suicide bombings, riots and the israeli reprisals. after 2005 there was relative calm but they broke peace talks and never put a deal on the table and they are loath to offer any type of concessions. where do we go from here? there are massive rallies in support of the statehood vote. israelis have been planning all summer for huge clashes. if the palestinians can keep things in control they may very well win the pr war and it couldn't come at a worst time here in israel. it means that israel has lost a key ally inegypt. cairo was attacked by a huge mob. just last week. the israeli actions in turkey was thrown out. and they have given the palestinians a huge boost into morale because suddenly everybody is realizing that mass demonstrations and ev
put safety first. >> gregg: a showdown is looming at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas making a bid for statehood for palestinians at this year's general assembly. however, israel's prime minister predicting that request will fair. steve centani has more. >> the u.s. could find itself in the uncomfortable position of having to veto a palestinian attempt to gain recognition at the united nations even though the u.s. supports palestinian statehood. u.s. insists negotiation is the only way to solve the region's problem but the palestinians say there a problem with that. >> we cannot continue to negotiate while the israelis are taking our territory the same land that will be our state in the future. >> reporter: the west bank settlements have doubled and israel says it's called a moratorium on and palestinians didn't stirl didn't come to the peace trouble and they have a problem with mahmoud abbas. >> he has made, but hamas is a terrorist organization that has fired thousands of missiles at israel. it kills a for annihilation of the people worldwide. >> reporter: thes
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